Group Members

Responders and committee members can be found below. They are in alphabetical order by surname.

Mel Avis (Secretary) Mel responded as a CFR for the group between 2011 and 2015, she has been an active Committee Member and took on the role of Group Secretary in 2014. She says that she learnt so much being a Community First Responder. The initial training and ongoing skills updates from WMAS were excellent and the ongoing support and advice from my co-responders was incredible – we are so lucky to have this life-saving resource in our rural community. This is no ‘run-of-the-mill’ volunteering experience, it requires whole-hearted commitment from the individual, but what you get back responding for a group like this is priceless (and you get it back in spades!) She is very proud to have responded with such dedicated bunch.

Andrea Boardman (CFR) CFR since July 2009

Allen Gilbert (CFR & Fundraiser) CFR since October 2010
Allen is as a Senior IT Field Engineer he has been in his current role for 6 years, and has been working in IT for around 20 years in total! He also works part time for the Ambulance service on the High Dependency contract. He has been a CFR since 2010 when he started as a volunteer for Brown Edge and Endon Group but transferred over to Fulford when  he moved to Meir but still does the odd shift for Brown Edge and Endon. He passed his Blue Light Emergency driving course in June 2014.

Belinda Oakes (CFR)
CFR since April 2015
Belinda has been a CFR for just over a year and she loves it! Belinda and her husband run their own business, her role is mainly home based. She is a mum of two and being both at school and having some spare hours during the day she decided to become a CFR, as she wanted to give something back to the community.

David Steele (CFR & Coordinator) CFR since July 2008

Gwen Steele (Treasurer)

Mike Taylor (CFR & Chairman)
CFR since December 2009
Mike is an Enhanced CFR, and has been involved in community groups since he was 18. He is a dad of one and runs his own business. Mike is also blue light trained and a qualified teacher. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors on things like walking and climbing.


Dave Thomas (CFR & Committee) CFR since March 2013

Jane White (CFR & Committee) CFR since March 2017